GOSI subscribers increase by 30% in 2013

Updated 29 July 2014
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GOSI subscribers increase by 30% in 2013

The General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) recorded a 30-percent increase in the number of subscribers in 2013.
Most of the 9.1 million members come from the private sector, according to an annual GOSI statistical report.
More than 295,000 people receive pensions worth an estimated SR1.1 billion per month, suggesting that a higher cumulative value has been dished out, said Sulaiman Gwaiz, GOSI governor and vice chairman.
“GOSI’s investment portfolio rose to more than SR114 billion across 86 companies,” he said.
“GOSI also focused on real estate investments, acquiring or investing in 15 buildings worth SR4 billion, in addition to several other buildings under construction.”


Takamul offers program for tour guiding in Saudi Arabia

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Takamul offers program for tour guiding in Saudi Arabia

  • The program is primarily designed to increase the number of internationally accredited Saudi tour guides

RIYADH: The National Center for Human Resources Development (Takamul), an affiliate of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), has organized a 14-day training program on tour guiding in Riyadh from April 20 until May 2.  

Nasser bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Nashmi, director general of Takamul, said the program was designed in cooperation with the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations, and in coordination with the Saudi Tour Guides Association.

The program is primarily designed to increase the number of internationally accredited Saudi tour guides, he added.

It covers both theoretical and practical aspects, and heritage places — such as Al-Bujairi district in Ad Diriyah and the National Museum — are visited to apply practical training skills, he said. For the first time, female trainees are being licensed in the field.

A report has revealed that since its launch 474 female students benefitted from the “Your Job ... Your Scholarship” program, and that 9,631 had taken part in training.